Ross Elevator’s Lake Hamilton Install Captures Project of the Month for December

Our congratulations go out to Ross Elevator of Little Rock, Arkansas for capturing their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month. The installation was at a gorgeous waterfront home located at historic Lake Hamilton in the Hot Springs area. The nearby area is well-known for a couple of reasons. Hot Springs National Park was the first ever National Park in the USA. Since the United States essentially invented the concept of National Parks, it could be that this is the oldest National Park in the world.

Another interesting fact about the area is that it was home to many notorious gangsters during the prohibition era of the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Local legend has it that Al Capone owned a home on Lake Hamilton and had a secret tunnel installed that went from his Living Room to his boat launch on the lake for a speedy exit.

Today, the area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas.

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Colombian Cinema Installation Named Garaventa Lift Project of the Month

Xpress II Wheelchair Lift

Xpress II Wheelchair Lift

Congratulations to Mitsubishi Electric de Colombia, also know as Melco. Their installation at the Centro Comercial Unicentro Mall in Bogata has earned them the Project of the Month for November, 2014.

A tower-mounted Xpress II allows for access to a cinema over a bright, colorful set of stairs with a mirrored adjacent wall and graphics painted on the stairs.

There are two lifts in this project. A Genesis Enclosure is also installed in the cinema lobby to provide access to a second seating level.

Xpress II

Xpress II

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

 

 

4th Annual Give A Kid A Lift Named Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September 2014

Today, we celebrate the 4th annual Give A Kid A Lift installation by naming this year’s project as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September 2014. As always, the primary sponsors are Canwest Elevator & Lifts,  Garaventa Lift and Easter Seals. This year, Enhance Your Home Renovations has stepped up as the general contractor.

Wilfredo Aleman Jr.

Wilfredo Aleman Jr.

Each year, Easter Seals chooses a recipient who would benefit greatly from the installation of a new lift. The rest of the sponsors pitch in with fund-raising, time and/or materials to make it happen.

This year’s recipient is 16 year-old Wilfredo Aleman, who was born in Colombia with cerebral palsy. This was extremely challenging. Through sponsorship from Maple Leaf Foods, the family was able to move to Canada. Eventually, they settled in Calgary, where they have been welcomed by the community and the support network available to Wilftredo.

Wilfredo’s mother, Sofia, expresses her gratitude, “…now he doesn’t have a worry because thanks to (the sponsors) he can move freely in the house. Once again thanks and many blessings to Easter Seals, Canwest Elevator & Lifts, Enhance Your Home Renovations, Garaventa Lift and especially to all of the volunteers who donated their knowledge, their time and their work for my son to have a better future.”IMG_1948 IMG_1946